Quite possibly the scariest report I’ve seen recently. Someone fix the economy now! Don’t you see what it’s doing to us?

Jesse Williams of the New Albanian Brewing Co. looks exactly how I pictured a micro-brewmaster would. In spite of the looks of this small-time operation, the gritty feel of being a real, live brewmaster still has that dream job appeal to me. But while these increases might not seem like a lot, you can see it’s hurting these small breweries.

With all the talk of the big Anheuser-Busch/InBev merger, it seems like the plight of the small breweries are being overlooked.

Solutions anyone? Drink more is all I can come up with right now.
CNN: Local Beer Prices Rise July 6, 2008